In a September 29, 2011, story, the Brownsville Herald exposes the rampant overcrowding at the jail that has evidently gone on for many years. Then Chief Jail Administrator Mike Leinart spoke the truth, when he responded to a question about inmate population numbers.
“We haven’t been in compliance in six years,” said Leinart.
“Don’t say that out loud,” Pct. 4 Commissioner Dan Sanchez said.